Hope for the New Year
Achieving Godly Goals – Part 1
Life Church – January 2, 2011
Pastor Dan Walker
Romans 15:12 (NIV) And again, Isaiah says, "The Root of Jesse will spring up, one who will arise to rule over the nations; the Gentiles will hope in him."
1. Decide to be a ______________
Matthew 2:1-2 (NIV) After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, "Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him."
Matthew 7:7 (NIV) Seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
2. Expect _______________ in your journey
Matthew 2:3 (NIV) When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him.
2 Timothy 3:12 (NIV) In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,
3. Follow supernatural ______________
Matthew 2:9-10 (NIV) After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed.
Psalm 32:8 (NLT) The LORD says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.”
4. Understand the goal is _____________
Matthew 2:11a (NIV) On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him.
Philippians 3:8 (NIV) I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ.
5. Give your life in _____________
Matthew 2:11b (NIV) Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh.
Matthew 6:33 (NIV) But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.